What we do
Co-operation Ireland works with:
Youth and Community Groups, Schools, Local Authorities, the Media, Statutory Organisations and local and central Government.
Co-operation Ireland administers the Modernisation Fund Capital Programme on behalf of the Department for Social Development.
We have also administered a number of cross-border elements of EU Funding Programmes, namely the European Union’s Peace and Reconciliation Programmes (Peace I, II and Peace II Extension) and the Interreg IIIA Programme.
We have a department dedicated to research that influences policy makers in both parts of the island.
As a charity we also run professional corporate and mass participation fundraising events.
Co-operation Ireland delivers innovative and exciting
cross-border and cross-community projects to a wide range of school, youth and community organisations.
Groups are linked on a cross-border basis and through a series of reciprocal exchanges, they get to know one another, learn about each others’ cultures and traditions and learn to respect one another.
Through this model groups have an opportunity to discuss the often ‘swept under the carpet’ topics of culture, identity and religion.
Some of the previous programme areas have included:
- Donegal Diversity Project
- Local Authorities
- Journalism Conference
- EU Funding Programmes
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- Co-operation Ireland video (10 MB)